What is your opinion on Human – Centered AI?
Right now, artificial systems are mostly built to reach a certain goal and humans to some extend to adapt this machines that achieve wonderful things, but if we consider robots for an instance, for a long time they have been working alone in cages far from humans. What we are trying to work on right now is to open the cage and make new robots that could work along with humans, not replace them but work with them, to have them in their current job. There are a lot of progresses that have been done in Artificial Intelligence, thanks to different techniques. Right now, we are much more able to take into account, more complex models, a lot of issues we need to deal with, but we are making progress fast in that direction.
What would be your blue sky project in AI for Europe?
The blue sky project with unlimited resources would be first the ability to collect a lot of data, having many robots moving around interacting with humans, so that we can collect a lot of information about how it goes so that we can exploit it and then learn new representation to make robots.